BLUE - McClelland & Stewart Fall 2013

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    Children of the Revolution Hardcover Peter Robinson 9780771076305 $29.95 FICTION Sep 03, 2013
    A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with £5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence in this isolated spot. There are many suspects, mostly at the college where he used to teach, but Banks, much to the chagrin of Detective Chief Superintendent Gervaise, soon becomes fixated on Lady Veronica Chalmers, who appears to have links with the victim going back to the early '70s at t... + Read More
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    MaddAddam Hardcover Margaret Atwood 9780771008467 $32.95 FICTION Aug 27, 2013
    LONGLISTED 2015  – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy -- Crake's one-time friend -- recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby... + Read More
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    Lawrence in Arabia War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East Hardcover Scott Anderson 9780771007668 $34.95 HISTORY Aug 06, 2013
    The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, "a sideshow to a sideshow." As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by four men far removed from the corridors of power. Curt Pruefer was an effete academic attached to the German embassy in Cairo, whose clandestine role was to foment jihad against British rule. Aaron Aaronsohn was a renowned agronomist and committed Zionist who gained the trust of the Ottoman governor of Palestine. William Yale was the fallen scion of the American aristocra... + Read More
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    The Idealist Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty Hardcover Nina Munk 9780771062506 $32.95 HISTORY Sep 10, 2013
    A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty     "The poor you will always have with you," to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs—celebrated economist, special advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, and author of the influential bestseller The End of Poverty—disagrees.  In his view, poverty is a problem that can be solved. With single-minded determination he has attempted to put into practice his theories about ending extreme poverty, to prove that the world's most destitute people c... + Read More
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    Series: Journey Prize The Journey Prize Stories 25 Paperback Various 9780771047367 $17.99 FICTION Oct 08, 2013
    “This year, eighty-one different stories battled for our affections, ranging in content from a post-apocalyptic suburb coping with rumours of cannibalism, to a movie theatre in Mauritius where dreams of a better future flicker onscreen, to a mattress store where a long-lasting friendship threatens to come undone. For each of us, it was a chance to partake in a process that now stretches back twenty-five years, a sneak peak at authors who – in the future – will likely become favourites.” --Miranda Hill, Mark Medley, and Russell Wangersky (from t... + Read More
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    Correspondences Hardcover Anne Michaels 9780771056512 $35.00 POETRY Oct 29, 2013
    Renowned novelist and poet Anne Michaels and acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein have created a rare and uniquely produced book that is already causing a stir internationally.Two vibrant artistic minds and hearts have come together in this specially formatted book whose two sides interact in a fascinating and continuing conversation. Anne Michaels' vivid and stunningly crafted long poem on one side and Bernice Eisenstein's profound and luminous portraits, accompanied by quotes by great writers and thinkers on the other, come together... + Read More
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    Ambition and Desire The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte Hardcover Kate Williams 9780771088599 $36.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 04, 2014
    From CNN’s official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon’s heart—and with it, an empire.Their love was legendary, their ambition flagrant and unashamed. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine, came to power during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of France. The story of the Corsican soldier’s incredible rise has been well documented. Now, in this spellbinding, luminous account, Kate Williams dra... + Read More
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    Series: New Canadian Library Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Hardcover Stephen Leacock 9780771046674 $35.00 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 15, 2013
    In this lavishly illustrated gift edition, Stephen Leacock's beloved comic classic gets a fresh new look from renowned cartoonist Seth. For long-time fans of Stephen Leacock and Seth, collectors of Canadiana, as well as readers of Lemony Snicket and Chester Brown's Louis Riel.As funny, relevant, and insightful today as when it was first published, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town presents a vibrant and unforgettable portrait of the delightful citizens of the fictional small town of Mariposa, Ontario. Now in this sumptuously designed gift edit... + Read More
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    Number Four Bobby Orr Paperback Sports Illustrated 9780771079252 $24.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 15, 2013
        Starting with his jump from the Oshawa Generals to the NHL's Boston Bruins, Sports Illustrated began in-depth coverage of the career of Bobby Orr, a player who remains, over thirty years after his retirement, one of the greatest hockey players of all time.      Orr completely changed the way hockey was played, taking it from a game of grinding defence to a rushing, high-scoring affair. Along the way, Orr set scoring records, won individual awards, and led his Bruins to two Stanley Cups before a bad knee began costing him games. He tried two... + Read More
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    The Major League Baseball Ultimate Book of Records An Official MLB Publication Hardcover Major League Baseball 9780771057342 $32.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 15, 2013
    Since the first pitch was thrown, MLB has tracked the performance of every team and player, documented every hit and measured every home run. And while some plays are part of the everyday game, there are moments in baseball when a player's performance reaches a new level of greatness and new records are made. The Major League Baseball Ultimate Book of Records catalogs the game's most remarkable achievements, as well as some of the less traditional and quirky stats that all play a part in the game.      MLB's team of in-house writers, researcher... + Read More
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    Best Practices The Vancouver Canucks Pursuit of Hockey Excellence Hardcover Bruce Dowbiggin 9780771029516 $29.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 07, 2014
    With unprecedented access to the Vancouver Canuck’s General Manager, Mike Gillis, best-selling sports writer Bruce Dowbiggin provides a thorough investigation into one of hockey’s most unique organizations.Entering the league as part of the NHL’s 1970 expansion, the Canucks have steadily built their organization into one of the best teams to play for in professional hockey. The ownership and the talented general manager, Mike Gillis, set out to develop an exciting, player-first franchise, in the process allowing Gillis to acquire top-tier talen... + Read More
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    Series: Vish Puri The Case of the Love Commandos Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator Paperback Tarquin Hall 9780771038396 $22.95 FICTION Oct 29, 2013
    The Love Commandos are dedicated to helping lovers from different castes marry for love in spite of India's millennia-old caste prejudices. But when a would-be Romeo from the Untouchable caste is kidnapped, the Love Commandos turn to Vish Puri for help. Has his fiancée's father made good on his promise and done away with him? Or is his disappearance the result of other forces at work? It falls to Vish Puri to find out. Unfortunately, he's not having a good month. He can't locate a haul of stolen jewelry. He's been pickpocketed. And the only per... + Read More
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    The Spectral Engine Hardcover Ray Fawkes 9780771030932 $27.95 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 15, 2013
    FEATURES A GLOW IN THE DARK COVER. To glimpse the Spectral Engine is to face the moment of your own death. In Ray Fawkes’s stunning and brilliantly conceived new graphic novel, the Spectral Engine is the unearthly entity that brings together thirteen historically documented ghost stories – from across the country and throughout the centuries – to tell a timeless narrative of life, death, and redemption.  A ghostly white horse is a heartbreaking reminder of the clash between two warring First Nations tribes. Decades after the luxury ocean liner ... + Read More
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    The Third Rail Confronting Our Pension Failures Hardcover Jim Leech 9780771046636 $29.95 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Oct 29, 2013
    Over the next 20 years more than 7 million Canadian workers will retire. Baby boomers, the 45- to 65-year-olds who account for 42% of the country's workforce, will join the largest job exodus in Canadian history, moving to the promised land of retirement. Unless our crumbling pension system is reformed, many of these retirees will find this dreamland a bewildering and disappointing mirage.In the early 1980s, consumers were setting aside 20% of their disposable incomes to their retirement plans; today the savings rate is a threadbare 2.5%. Retir... + Read More
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    The Rude Story of English Paperback Tom Howell 9780771039836 $22.95 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES Nov 05, 2013
    There are only two problems with the story of the English language: one, no hero. Two, not rude enough. In The Rude Story of English, recovering lexicographer Tom Howell swiftly remedies these and gives us a rousing account of our language – without all the boring bits and with all the interesting parts kept in – and reveals English’s boisterous, at times obnoxious, character.From a haphazard beginning in 449 AD, when a legendary, fearsome Germanic warrior named Hengest tripped and fell onto British shores, the real story of English has been ri... + Read More
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    99 Gretzky: His Game, His Story Hardcover Al Strachan 9780771083297 $32.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 12, 2013
    Whether wearing his Edmonton oil-drop, the black and silver colours of L.A., or the famous Rangers sweater from New York, all hockey fans agree that Wayne Gretzky was the best hockey player of all time. His point totals, his puck control, and the manner in which he conducted himself both on and off the ice reflected the very best of the game.      You can't talk about Gretzky without talking about his records and achievements: 50 goals in just 39 games, 9 Hart Trophies, 10 Art Ross Trophies, 4 Stanley Cups, 215 points in a single season, and, o... + Read More
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    2013 World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals Paperback Major League Baseball 9780771057380 $19.99 SPORTS & RECREATION Jan 01, 2035
    Celebrate the 2013 World Series champions with Major League Baseball’s official publication!The Year of the 2013 World Series Champions takes fans out to the ball game and right down to the field-level action. Published in conjunction with MLB and researched and written by their own in-house team of committed and knowledgeable baseball experts, this commemorative keepsake offers fans a detailed game-by-game recap of the winning team’s run through the annual Fall Classic. With hundreds of incredible photographs and descriptive game analysis, rea... + Read More
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    2013 World Series Champions: Boston Red Sox Paperback Major League Baseball 9780771057373 $19.99 SPORTS & RECREATION Nov 05, 2013
    2013 World Series Champions: Boston Red Sox takes fans out to the ball game and right down to the field-level action. Published in conjunction with MLB and researched and written by their own in-house team of committed and knowledgeable baseball experts, this commemorative keepsake offers fans not only a detailed game-by-game recap of Boston’s run through the annual Fall Classic, but also a history of the World Series. With more than a hundred incredible photographs, descriptive game analysis, profiles of every member of the team, statistics an... + Read More
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    This Land Was Made for You and Me (But Mostly Me) Billionaires in the Wild Hardcover Bruce McCall 9780771057113 $35.00 HUMOR Nov 05, 2013
    When it comes to the lifestyles of American Express Black Card holders, you'd never know we're in a recession. This Land Was Made For You and Me (But Mostly Me) is a hilarious catalog of the absurdly extravagant lifestyles, impossibly glamorous escapes, and pet projects of North America's one percenters. From fiberglass Baobab tree houses in the foothills of the Rockies with machine-gun ports at every level, to a four-star open-air restaurant precariously balanced atop the leafy rainforests of the Amazon basin, longtime friends and mutual fans ... + Read More
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    Countrymen Hardcover Bo Lidegaard 9780771047121 $32.95 HISTORY Sep 17, 2013
    In the entire ghastly history of the Holocaust, only two "good" stories stand out, and this is one of them. Denmark, under German Occupation, but with its King and government intact, did something no other country in Western Europe even tried to do. Knowing that German command was coming in 1943 to round up their Jews(there were 7,000 of them) for deportation to the camps, they said no. The King, his ministers, and parliament were all in agreement--those 7,000 people were theirs, they were Danes who happened to be Jewish, and nobody was going t... + Read More
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    Groundswell The Case for Fracking Hardcover Ezra Levant 9780771046445 $29.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE May 13, 2014
    From the bestselling author of Ethical Oil comes a provocative exploration of the shale gas rush. Levant explains what fracking is and explores what its enemies do not want you to know and why it has the potential to change our future.In Groundswell, Ezra Levant examines the fracking revolution. Fracking (from "fracturing") involves injecting millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals into a well deep underground to fracture shale rock and release previously inaccessible reserves of oil and gas. The United States, Canada, North ... + Read More
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    IIHF 2014 Guide and Record Book Paperback IIHF (Int'l Ice Hockey Federation) 9780771046391 $32.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Nov 12, 2013
    The 2014 IIHF Guide and Record Book is the official and only complete source of information for international hockey. It covers all top-level events from the Olympics to World Championships to junior events, from men's hockey to women's hockey, from 1920 to the present seasons. At 640 pages, it contains the scores and standings for every international game and event ever contested; the statistics for every player, coach, and on-ice official in IIHF competition history; and the results and histories of every nation that has ever participated in ... + Read More
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    Into the Cage The Rise of UFC Nation Paperback Nick Gullo 9780771036545 $29.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 29, 2013
    In the late-1980s, a VHS tape circulated through the martial arts underground. The grainy video, Gracies in Action, showed a slim Brazilian fighter in a traditional gi fighting a boxer, a wrestler, and finally a karate master. Art Davie saw the tape, and with Rorion Gracie, devised War of the Worlds, a combat tournament featuring fighters from every discipline. In 1993, the Ultimate Fighting Championship debuted in Denver, Colorado, and 86,000 home viewers paid to watch. Since then, under the leadership of UFC president Dana White, the populari... + Read More
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    Where Countries Come to Play Celebrating the World of Olympic Hockey and the Triple Gold Club Hardcover Andrew Podnieks 9780771071133 $35.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Nov 26, 2013
      Where Countries Come to Play chronicles each Olympic tournament, from the 1920 Antwerp games to Vancouver in 2010. Illustrated with photographs from the IIHF archives, the book features rare pictures of games and players, as well as memorabilia and artifacts. Each event is retold through a detailed narrative that will offer fans a complete history of Olympic hockey, including amazing stories from both on and off the ice, organizational challenges, bitter battles, player's tales, and spectacular hockey action. The book also contains a prelude ... + Read More
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    Report from the Interior Hardcover Paul Auster 9780771009075 $30.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 19, 2013
    Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within, through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world.      From his baby's-eye view of the man in the moon to his childhood worship of the movie cowboy Buster Crabbe to the composition of his first poem at the age of nine to his dawning awareness of the injustices of American life; his heady days as a graduate student in Paris, writing letters t... + Read More
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    The Book of Secrets Paperback M.G. Vassanji 9780771087219 $21.00 FICTION Oct 11, 1997
    The Book of Secrets is a spellbinding novel of generations and the sweep of history that begins in 1988 in Dar es Salaam, when the 1913 diary of a British colonial officer is found in a shopkeeper's back room. The diary enflames the curiosity of a retired schoolteacher, Pius Fernandes, whose obsession with the stories it contains gradually connects the past with the present. Inhabiting the story is a memorable cast of characters, part of an Asian community in East Africa, whose lives and fates we follow over the course of seven decades. Rich in... + Read More
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    No New Land Paperback M.G. Vassanji 9780771087226 $19.99 FICTION Oct 11, 1997
         Nurdin Lalani and his family, Asian immigrants from Africa, have come to the Toronto suburb of Don Mills only to find that the old world and its values pursue them. A genial orderly at a downtown hospital, he has been accused of sexually assaulting a girl. Although he is innocent, traditional propriety prompts him to question the purity of his own thoughts. Ultimately, his friendship with the enlightened Sushila offers him an alluring freedom from a past that haunts him, a marriage that has become routine, and from the trials of coping wit... + Read More
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    Next Paperback Gordon Pinsent 9780771069192 $22.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 14, 2013
    One of the great Canadian actors of his generation, Gordon Pinsent has worked in theatre, and on film and television, for more than six decades. In this compelling and candid, engaging and entertaining memoir, Pinsent shares career highlights - including roles in Quentin Durgens, M.P., The Rowdyman, John and the Missus, Due South, and Away from Her - and explains why, at the age of eighty-two, he needs to keep performing. Pinsent also writes openly about his personal life, including growing up in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, his struggle with anx... + Read More
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    Up and Down Paperback Terry Fallis 9780771047916 $19.95 FICTION Jun 25, 2013
    The author of the Stephen Leacock Medal-winning The Best Laid Plans brings his trademark humour and sharp storytelling to a new novel—also a Leacock finalist—set in the high-stakes world of a global public relations agency.On his first day at Turner King, David Stewart quickly realizes that the world of international PR (affectionately, known as “the dark side”) is a far cry from his previous job with the Canadian government. For one, he missed the office memo on the all-black dress code; for another, there are enough acronyms and jargon to mak... + Read More
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    Sweet Jesus Paperback Christine Pountney 9780771071225 $19.95 FICTION Aug 27, 2013
     Connie Foster, a mother of three young children, learns that her husband's attempt to maintain their lifestyle has led them to financial ruin. Her sister, Hannah Crowe, a writer, desperately wants to have a child but the man she loves is determined not to. Zeus Ortega, their much younger adopted brother, who left the family home when he was only fifteen, is living in Chicago with his boyfriend and working as a therapeutic clown in a children's hospital. Prompted by a heartbreaking loss, he quits his job and decides to search for his birth pare... + Read More


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